Professor Mike Horton (1948-2010) was a hematologist-turned-basic scientist who made significant contributions in the bone field and beyond. He performed pioneering work in osteoclast biology which resulted, among other things, in the recognition of the alpha v beta 3 integrin as a therapeutic target for inhibiting bone resorption. His warm personality and wide-ranging interests inspired many young researchers.
The award is for €1000 (Euros) and is announced during the ECTS annual congress.
The ECTS Mike Horton Award is open to individuals who have made a significant basic or translational contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue.
Nominees must be nominated and seconded by ECTS members.
The Call for Nominations for the 2020 Mike Horton Award Will are now closed. A new call for nominations will open in September 2020.
All nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers. The final decision is based on the marks and comments from the reviewers and any conflicts of interest are identified and dealt with appropriately.
Winner of the 2020 Mike Horton Award
Congratulations to Prof Jane Lian PhD, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA recipient of the 2020 Mike Horton Award presented during the ECTS Annual General Meeting 2020.
For a full list of previous Award recipients, please visit the Previous Grants section.
Professor Jane B. Lian has been awarded the 2020 European Calcified Tissue Society Mike Horton Award for recognition of basic and translational contributions to the t field of bone and calcified tissue. Dr Lian’s research with collaborators has pioneered many discoveries regulating bone formation beginning with the identity of osteocalcin in bone and its circulating biomarker applications. For the past 3 decades the research has been in partnership with Gary Stein and colleagues that led to the discovery of RUNX2 through binding to osteocalcin; currently epigenetic mechanisms that establish the osteogenic lineage are being defined.